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New Zealand Fly Fishing

A  fly fishing trip in New Zealand back country is amazingly scenic. Imagine! wide open spaces with steep tussock, scrub and beech covered mountainsides, that loom above crystal clear turquoise waters and a fisherman as he quietly guides a large rainbow to his net……

Fly Fishing is worth the expense

New Zealand trout have a reputation of being large but also somewhat difficult to catch. Anglers coming over to New Zealand for their couple of weeks of fishing holiday ensure they go home with lots of photos and stories to share with your friends.

New Zealand has long had reputations as an international fly fishing destination and each year many make the pilgrimage, enticed by stories of large trout, beautiful scenery and friendly locals.

What to expect.

Fishing has always had many factors that can influence your success on any given day. New Zealand’s weather can and does change quickly disrupting the best laid plans. But when all comes together the fishing is nothing sort of magic….

There are so many rivers the choice becomes almost overwhelming. The different rivers and streams offer different challenges. Fish size and numbers vary from stream to stream and from month to month and year to year. Fishing is not an exact science, things don’t always go to plan so be prepared to be flexible to achieve the best results. But despite what the weather throws up you will have options for the different weather patterns, so will almost always find somewhere that’s fishable; it’s not often when we can’t actually fish!

Sight Fishing

On an average day you can expect to have the opportunity to catch a reasonable number of reasonable sized fish depending on the skill of the fisherman.